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on june 26, mayor newsom and other officials gathered at the hospital to cut the ribbon and welcome the public into a beautiful new state-of-the-art facility. >> 3, 2, 1. [applause] >> in has been 10 years since voters approved the measure for the new building. >> when they cast the vote, we have an exciting opportunities to rethink how art is done in a hospital setting. >> replacement program generated approximately $3.9 million in art enrichment funds for a comprehensive art program that contributes to the quality of life at the hospital by enhancing the environment and supporting the hospital's needs and therapeutic goals.
artists were commissioned to create 100 original works of art. as was for the gardens and courtyard areas. >> be artwork does more than just hang on the wall. it will enhance the therapeutics of the hospital and will include sensory stimulation, orientation, social interaction. >> it was set into like boxes to create color filled areas in the hospital. inspired by nature, the signature painting of native san francisco birds, clouds, and the surface of the ocean waves were translated into a variety of media including glass mosaic and
tapestry. the playful clock encourages memory stimulation among the patients. they used the theme of the four elements as they relate to vocation. it is a direct homage to the historical murals in the original laguna honda building. it features to large tile walls. by observing residents, the gardens created a public artwork in the form of the handrail. in one of the outdoor courtyards, the circular grouping of -- with a smooth
finish. this features ten unique button sculptures with different pastel colors that function not only as a place to sit, but also as a touchstone to something recognizable, familiar, and comforting. another key component included an art project that responded directly to the hospital's rich history. using archival images and artifacts, had designed 16 intricately woven tapestries that are inviting of significant events that shaped the hospital and the community over time. a >> it attracts a lot of visitors, and they are all and all - -in aw -- in awe over the
>> thank you all for joining our wonderful san francisco symphony. and of course, what with the mayor do without issuing the official proclamation? on behalf of our great city, i would love to present in honor of not only the 100 years, but the grammys, oscars, the wonderful quality of work that the symphony has been involved in, to honor them on this day, to resign from our protocol officer the official proclamation presented to michael. declaring this to be san francisco symphony in day in san francisco. [applause] free parking is what he asked for. of all things. and of course, with this opportunity that we could not pass up, where would a 100-share birthday bash the without the
president chiu: welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting. i want to welcome the public to our temporary board chamber, since as many of you know we are in the process of renovating our permanent board chamber to make it more accessible to residents in san francisco. supervisor avalos: present. supervisor campos: present. supervisor chu: present. supervisor cohen: present.
>> items one through four compose the consent agenda. a matter of maybe a severed and considered separately. president chiu: i understand item three needs to be severed for our deputy city attorney to explain. please call the roll on the others. supervisor kim: aye. supervisor mar: aye. supervisor mirkarimi: aye. supervisor weiner: aye. supervisor campos: aye. president chiu: aye. supervisor chu: aye. supervisor cohen: aye. supervisor elsbernd: aye. supervisor farrell: aye. president chiu: those ordinances are passed. >> item 3 is an ordinance amending the and ministry to
code, section 1610, to allow the use of time-limited paid administrative leave for employees under certain circumstances. president chiu: i understand there is a technical amendment we need to make. >> the actual title should be 16.17. it is not a change to the body of the text. this could be moved on second reading. president chiu: could i have a motion to amend to make that technical change? by supervisor csampos, s -- campos, seconded by farrell. same house, call? without objection, the ordinance is passed. >> item 5 amends the administrative code, limiting the hours of overtime worked in a fiscal year by any employee to
20%, asking departments to implement a reporting mechanism. supervisor elsbernd: i would like to ask this item be continued for one week for proper meat and confirm. -- meet and confirm. president chiu: seconded by commissioner avalos. continued to next week, september 13, without objection. item six. >> an ordinance amending the police, planning, and business tax regulations codes, limiting live performance permits. supervisor mirkarimi: i want to think supervisors -- thank supervisors mar, weiner, and campos for" sponsoring. this is aimed at helping the
restaurants to cannot obtain the current permit because of how cost prohibitive the process is. it is typically the larger night clubs who are the only ones able to afford the permit. for the hundreds of restaurants and cafes that would like to spice up their particular business model and operation, this allows for a permit of $385 versus the cost of $2,000 of the original permit. this also helps put musicians and performance artists to work. i want to thank everybody for the unanimous support. i think the entertainment commission for their resounding support. the small business commission as well, and the planning commission. thank you. president chiu: colleagues, a roll-call vote. supervisor kim: aye. supervisor mar: aye. supervisor mirkarimi: aye.
supervisor weiner: aye. supervisor avalos: aye. supervisor campos: aye. president chiu: aye. supervisor chu: aye. supervisor cohen: aye. supervisor elsbernd: aye. supervisor farrell: aye. >> there are 11 ayes. president chiu: item 7. >> an ordinance amending the municipal elections code to require the director of elections to establish a process that permits voters to choose to receive the voter information pamphlet and associated materials by electronic means instead of paper mill. supervisor mirkarimi: this is a common sense law that tries to walk our green proclamations in making the city more cost conscious and more green sensitive. we have elections almost every year in san francisco.
at heavy cost, we send out election booklets every year as well. if we can help create a new consciousness, that is what this law intends to do. supervisor kim: aye. supervisor mar: aye. supervisor mirkarimi: aye. supervisor weiner: aye. supervisor avalos: aye. supervisor campos: aye. president chiu: aye. supervisor chu: aye. supervisor cohen: aye. supervisor elsbernd: aye. supervisor farrell: aye. >> there are 11 ayes. president chiu: this ordinance is passed. please call items 8 through 13, which have to deal with the
selling various groups and councils. >> item 8 repeals the outdated reference to the telecommunications commission. item nine dissolves the drug abuse advisory and city what alcoholism advisory board. i contend dissolves the presidium neighborhood representative work group. -- item 10 dissolves the presidio neighborhood or group. items 11, 12, and 13 dissolve the criminal justice council, a children's collaborative tax course, and our task force. -- arts task force.
[roll is called] there are 11 aye. president chiu: resolutions adopted. we have six special orders at 2:30, which we will wait to start 12 more minutes. it is my understanding the first four have been resolved and we will get to those quickly, leaving us the last two to consider. i will allow roll-call for introductions. supervisor kim: i submit. supervisor weiner: today, i am introducing legislation, public health related legislation to do with public nudity in san francisco. particularly in the castro,
which a represent, in recent years there has been a significant increase in public nudity in the neighborhood. there are a lot of different opinions on whether public nudity is appropriate or inappropriate, whether it should be banned or encouraged. this legislation does not go there. that is a different debate for a different day. what this does do is tell people -- require art people show some basic courtesy and decency toward their fellow citizens when they are naked. one would hope we would not need to legislate this, but unfortunately we have seen behavior that requires legislation. first, if you are naked in public, this legislation would require that if you sit down on public seating, you have to cover the seating. most people would know to do that as a matter of common respect.
but we have seen for a good examples of people not doing that -- we obscene frequent -- we have seen frequent examples of people not doing that. the second is if you enter a restaurant whose primary business is to sell food, you have to cover up. again, the public health issue. the rest, i submit. supervisor farrell: 1 in memorial today for a woman named deborah who passed away on august 8 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. she is the beloved mother of a fifth grader here in san francisco and a husband. she was going on march 16, 1965, and is survived by her husband, brothers, a daughter,
and sister-in-law. she is considered by many to be a symbol of inspiration and hope. she is well known in our committee and will be missed by many. supervisor chu: i have a number to submit and and in memorialist -- memoriam. supervisor mirkarimi: i am making a request for a hearing at the public safety committee on the department of children and youth and family report on youth violence. a renewed statistic has come out for 2011. local youth homicide rates are nearly twice the statewide rate. in 2009, many cases of neglect
resulted in homicides. there are recommendations for community violence prevention and intervention before the plan is finalized and implemented. we hope to have that scheduled within the month. president chiu: today, i am proposing that our city take an important step toward a more open and transparent government by helping create a more open and transparent budget. this requires the creation of a searchable, user-friendly online database of the use of all public funds by the city and county of san francisco. as we all know, we have an enormously complicated $6.80 billion budget. it is hard for even public officials to get a clear idea of
where we are spending the public's money. we have new tools. we all understand the importance of local government. transparency would help increase confidence in our government and allow them to serve as a better informed critics. this is a database that will hopefully lead to a more informative dialogue between the public and our government. there are many states and cities around the country that have already implemented some version of an online database. some laws have already been passed in california. we will have to work this out with various of the government's, as well as issues around privacy and confidentiality. our controller has made some progress with an online database. members of the public want to learn more about how we spend our money.
the rest of my items i submit. supervisor campos: i have an in memoriam that i would like to introduce along with supervisors avalos, mar, and kim. i would ask that we do it on behalf of the entire board. that is for eric quesada, who passed away on august 24, 2011. i know that to truly provide an appropriate recognition for everything he has done that we on the board will follow up in the next couple of weeks and do something longer here at the board of supervisors. i want to take this opportunity to wish his wife and entire family, including his daughter michelle, our condolences.
as the supervisor for district 9, it has been an honor for me to get to know eric. i do not know that anybody has the words to fully express what he has meant. his spirit lives on. it is important for us here in city government to recognize the tremendous contributions of this individual. mayor edwin lee has ordered the flag to be displayed at half staff from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. in his honor. i know other colleagues will have words again. president chiu: without objection, in memoriam
unanimously. supervisor campos: that loss has touched me very deeply as well. the whole community throughout san francisco and beyond is deeply troubled by his loss and inspired by his life work. someone i have known for almost 20 years in the city, someone i have always looked up to the someone who has been part of the good fight for the latino community, the immigrant community, housing rights, and housing justice. he has meant so much to so many people. he struggled for over seven years against cancer. his perseverance was inspiring. how quick it was, his endurance of cancer -- he is survived
beyond what anyone expected of him. the great community he had around him is emblematic. his partner has such incredible spirit as well. that gave him a lot of sustenance and a lot of community to help keep him going. his daughter is a very beautiful young girl. my thoughts go out to the family. i look forward to getting together with the greater community to celebrate his life and continue on his work. it is a great loss to the city. that is where my words and, right there. -- end, right there. i have environmental legislation i am introducing, addressing the ongoing liability we have had as a city at sharp park, where we have two
in danger of species -- the california redleg fraud as well as the san francisco garter snake. -- frog as well as the san francisco garter snake. we need to create a long-term management agreement with the national park service, along with a finance road map. there are urgent infrastructure needs. this is accomplished by transitioning recreation at sharp park to a new public park emphasizing trail recreation, managed by the park service. this is been a longstanding issue for the city. i want to thank supervisor mirkarimi for his work as well, addressing a study for the recreation and park department to look for alternatives. sharp park falls within the golden gate recreation area. it is very fitting that we can
find a form of recreation that can be broader than the current golf needs that are probably impeding on the ability of endangered species to continue at the park. i know this is a controversial issue. the work to create national parks in san francisco -- this would be a national park -- has been met with resistance and controversy. but i do feel this is the right direction for the city to be sure we are good stewards of the environment, to protect endangered species. this legislation does not call for the immediate conversion of sharp park.